Aries: The Fire Starter / Energy Initiate

March 19, 2020 0 Comments

Aries: The Fire Starter / Energy Initiate


The Fire Starter / Energy Initiate

March 19/20 ish- April 19

by Cody Channel / Illustration by Stacey Newmyer  



  • Planetary Ruler: Modern - Mars
  • House Association: 1st
  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Symbol: The Ram
  • Positive Traits: Beginnings, initiation, a clear purpose, inspiration, pure light, a success story, championing a cause.
  • Negative Traits: Sore loser, impulsive, angry, dominant, a baby.
  • Compatible Signs: Libra, Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio
  • Herbs: Rosemary, Cayenne, Garlic
  • Crystals: Aquamarine, Diamond
  • Tarot: The Emperor
  • Region of the body: Head
  • Color: Red
  • Famous Aries: Leonardo Di Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Lady Gaga



Around March 19th - 21st of each year, the sun enters the fiery sign of Aries where it will stay until April 19th.

The word Aries comes from the latin word for ram. In greek mythology the story of Aries is represented by the golden ram. In one story King Athamas had two children, Phrixus and Helle. His second wife tried to have his son Phrixus killed and a flying golden ram was sent by Hermes and their mother, Nephele as a gift to take them away from trouble on his golden back. Unfortunately Helle, fell off leaving only Phrixus to arrive in the island of Colchis. One theory states that Phrixus sacrificed the golden ram to honor Zues which was later stolen by Jason and the Argonats. Zeus then placed the immortal golden ram in the heavens where it remains the constellation of Aries in honer of his courage. Aries is ruled by Mars and Mars is known as the “god of war” however Aries in its highest state can be like the golden ram, courageously lighting the way like a warrior.

Aries have strong and beautiful faces as they are ruled by the head and brain. They often become flush with pink rosy cheeks or are seen being complimented for their eyebrows. They usually have strong noses, especially if they are Aries rising. Aries can benefit immensely from positive self talk as they have the ability to enhance their appearance and surroundings with their manifestation capabilities. 

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is birthed into this world with a pure and bright energy. The first house represents birth, identity, and style of initiating desires and our outward physical presence in the world. Aries can be seen as the youngest sign in astrology and can suffer from inertia and anger issues if their surroundings are not supportive. Aries possess a childlike wonder and naiveté about them and are cautioned to read the fine print. Aries often need to be completely engaged in something through becoming a CEO, actor, thought leader, warrior or activist. Aries cannot function without feeling as though they have something important to offer to society.

Aries is ruled by the planet Mars which rules over energy and desire. Aries can be ready to incept an attack at any moment and can strike back effectively without a second thought using the power and grounded energy mars ignites. The higher manifestation of mars is pure and present energy. This highly potent energy from mars will continue to provide the energy necessary to fight the good fight on Earth. With mars by their side, Aries may find themselves fighting several battles, however, often they allow the other signs to finish. 

Aries have an innate drive to actualize themselves. Because of this Aries encounter difficult and painful mistakes to learn firsthand what they do not want. Aries have a unique calling to succeed in whatever field they have chosen. They desire to accomplish their passions. One main bit of advice for Aries is that they will want to make sure they are able to feel a sense of success about themselves in whatever they feel called to do. They will be multi passionate and part of their lesson is to focus their energy even if that direction shifts many times during their lifetime. Aries is a brilliant initiator.

Aries are here to spark emotion in themselves and others which can show up in positive and negative ways. It’s as if they are a metamorphic fire breathing dragon that can both heal and hurt with its fiery breath depending on the vibration currently flowing through. Much like Scorpio, Aries wants to connect on a deeper level and yet have to learn the lesson of confidence to dismantle their jealousy. They can learn from Aquarius who will encourage them to champion a cause. 

One of the biggest lessons for Aries is to develop confidence that comes from a deep inner knowing. Aries tend to show off and boast with vibrato earlier in life if they have not yet developed a connectedness to self. It is important for Aries to feel as though they have an important role to play on earth and that they feel “ready” to carry out the tasks at hand. Confidence and inner/ outer health are two main lessons they will have to learn before stepping into their leadership roles. Aries need to be recognized and given the freedom to lead.

Although Aries can be seen as the baby of the zodiac, please do not underestimate the abilities of this Ram. Old souls can often come through Aries humans with a specific focus charged by the golden ram magic. Aries aura can appear yellow and gold and can attract positively charged situations with ease. The third chakra or solar plexus, rules over Aries and the root chakra over Mars. They are here to learn to use and trust their heart and shine brightly, leading others to victory. 

In regards to relationships, an Aries goes all in whether or not their head has been confirmed by their heart. They may break many hearts along the way but will undoubtedly have someone break theirs as well. In order to hold their attention they must have a matching or equally dynamic energy for them to burn through or re charge upon otherwise someone will get burnt out. They are predominantly the “alpha” types in a relationship or business partnership. Aries will bring the confidence, energy and gravitas to any relationship but will need to learn to compromise and listen to the other so they don’t accidentally overtake the other. In general, when they do settle down, they can be some of the most loving and loyal partners of the zodiac.

Aries can be unpredictable until they learn to call on Mars/ life force energy to ground them into their ever enduring strength and power. Aries is energized by exercise, engaging in problem solving, and championing a cause. Aries are able to manifest instantly and can be amazing bosses, however they need to understand their shortcomings and allow other signs to attend to the details and the monotonous tasks. They may not realize how much emotion they have running through them and require great focus and assistance to master. Aries would benefit from learning and leaning into Libra’s as friends or the concept of Libra as an energetic teacher. Another important sign is Leo to learn how to use and exchange heart energy.

Aries represents the sacrifice a soul makes as it incarnates into the material plane. The Aries soul is supercharged with pure electric and fiery energy. Aries have the capabilities to manifest instantly and can create worlds of realized dreams. Their aura is red and can provide much inspiration to those around them. They are strongly urged to engage in exercise as they have so much passion and emotion emanating from their spirit. Aries will never follow the sheep and instead is at the frontlines being brave, and bold. Aries are here to start a revolution.

Let’s welcome Aries season to bring in the warrior energy to spread compassion and love throughout our planet.






Cody Chanel is a holistic healer, evolutionary astrologer, massage therapist, and reiki master, as well as an electronic musician and sound healer. Find her on Instagram @codychannel or her website and read more of her entries on our blog Esoteric Insights.


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